In the steam plant, steam pipes bundled in canvas and asbestos criss-cross the walls.
Where equipment was scrapped.
…out of our depth.
The first time I saw Buffalo Central Terminal was from a westbound Empire Builder. In the foreground you can see the rows of platforms.
“Against the blue sky, its rusting central silos look like rising smoke meeting the last minutes of a sunset. These give way to a corrugated night sky of blue gray, punched-through with staggered four-pane windows, all glassless.”
Isabella A (left) and B (right) were built in 1910 and 1913, respectively.
In the basement were all the valves to control the flow of municipal steam through the building. This hasty hand letting was beside one such valve, near a carved brick with a name and ‘1934’ under it.
This big rusty sphere hides behind the incomplete 5-stack.
One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this.